Make a change? Windows > Linux?
I want to transfer to Linux for a long time, currently I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate. I use my computer for browsing, gaming, managing office documents, audio/video editing, and programming (python, vb.net, C). I'm attending college for computer technologies, and I intend to become a programmer.
I heard that Linux has some issues with desktop, that it freezes etc. Personally I prefer performance over graphics/shiny stuff, and when I setup something that it works, not like in Windows, one day it's working the other it isn't. Security is VERY important for me. I'm interested if I can run games like World of Warcraft / League of Legends / Minecraft etc (I heard that WINE program is good for running "Windows applications"). or will I encounter numerous of problems trying to run those games. I tried Ubuntu, a year ago, and it felt really nice, mosty because of the fresh change. Honestly, I find Linux very attractive in terms of security.
Some people on my country's forum suggested that I should just stick to Win7, because "I'll have peace". But I wanted to ask an expert here for second opinion.